Get the most out of field trials
To save time, get the most out of field trials
“Elaborate statistics are not substitute for meticulous experimentation” G.W. Snedecor
Testing is the starting point of all developmental actions, and its results often constitute a technical and an economical basis for taking important decisions.
The agricultural world is more than ever facing product competition, environment constraints and budget control. Experimenters need the most advanced methods of crop testing to save time on trial preparation, data collection and statistical analysis, and to follow the constant evolution of research techniques and processes.
Testing activities require the management of huge amounts of data, increasing every year with the use of modern screening techniques and thanks to the improvement of computer performances. Storing, ordering and querying complex databases are some of the biggest IT concerns in research departments.
Testing projects involve many different actors using specific processes, from director to temporary workers and from field data collection to laboratory analysis. Managing trials demands a high level of organization, in order to federate the energies of all these actors. It requires handy and reliable tools to centralize these processes and all the data involved in the experiments. That is why many research departments are looking for an integrated IT system, centralizing everyone’s work.
Adopted by research departments all over the world, Doriane’s products are designed for experimentation on living material such as varietal, agronomic or agrochemical research. The standard software RnDExperience™ we deliver benefits from 25 years of experience in software and services for testing departments. Our team of fifteen engineers, with double expertise in biology and computer science helps support research departments in optimizing their data and processes management.
Throughout the whole testing process, RnDExperience™ includes all the tools needed to prepare the campaign, manage the experiment, edit the culture units, analyze the results, share the conclusions and help in decision-making.
Once a breeder has selected and fixated interesting lines, it is necessary to test these lines or their hybrids against each other and against control materials in different locations. The statistical tools present in RnDExperience™ allows the user to run statistical analysis to compare multiple experiments/treatments and multiple varieties.